Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Reveal At Detroit: 2009 Volkswagen Bluesport Concept

At the Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen is presenting a compact roadster BlueSport Concept. As usual at VW, this roadster will probably go into production factories. Infact, rumor is that the production version will arrive already beginning of 2011.
This 2-door roadster is powered by a mid-mounted 2.0L turbo-diesel 4 cylinder. However, because the whole car is less than 4 meters long, it's very small and light. So the engine gives out 180hp and 260lb-ft of torque. That takes this baby look-alike Audi R8 from 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds, and onwards to a top speed of 140mph. But because the engine runs of clean diesel, the Bluesport Concept has the fuel consumption of an impressive 55 mpg.
So it seems this car is ready to hit the road. When it comes out as a production model, it's expected to go against mainly the Mazda Miata. However, can people be convinced that a "diesel sport roadster" works? Well that's the question when this car comes out.

Source: [Volkswagen]

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